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Kickoff Party & Benefit

This year’s DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party is definitely one for the masses.This party is sure to be jam-packed with those in the design community know. Hosted in the expansive warehouse of Provenance, the premiere destination for one-of-a-kind architectural salvage, located at 1801 N. American Street, #1E in Fishtown. Littered with architectural relics, the venue is sure to delight the senses and perhaps spark a little creativity.

DesignPhiladelphia 2016 Kickoff Party

Wed 05

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MEDstudio@JEFF, an anti-disciplinary educational and research catalyst at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and Jenny Sabin Studio, an internationally acclaimed practice in experimental architecture, are proud to announce the debut of THE BEACON during a festival of Health+Wellness. For 10 days, THE BEACON will focus its high-tech beam on how people-centered design can be deployed for health and wellness, with a focus on The Rail Park.

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THE BEACON: Focus on THE RAIL PARK by MEDstudio@JEFF & Jenny Sabin Studio

Thu 06Mon 10,Thu 13Sat 15,Sun 16

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Next Generation

Play encourages imagination, independence, and creativity. Play teaches problem solving while encouraging social, intellectual and physical development. Infill Philadelphia: Play Space challenged designers, educators, childcare providers, public agencies, and communities to explore the unexpected ways that innovative play space helps children and communities grow. Join us for an exhibit of their visions for Philadelphia’s future!

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Where Design Comes Into Play Exhibit

Thu 06Mon 10,Thu 13Sat 15,Sun 16

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Students tell personal stories through terrariums of home. Family recipe cards share the unique tastes that tell us we’re home. An iPad app investigates sounds of home, inviting visitors to create their own soundscape. The exhibition also prompts visitors to display their senses of “home.” As visitors add their perspectives, the exhibition continues to evolve as it “pops up” around Philadelphia: at The Franklin Institute’s Science Carnival, String Theory, and Asian Arts Initiative.

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Five Senses of Home

Fri 07Mon 10,Thu 13Sat 15,Sun 16

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Collab at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Center for Architecture + Design and Roche Bobois invite you to an illustrated presentation by product design luminary Stephen Burks. His furniture and products unite contemporary design, authentic craft traditions and industrial manufacturing by “returning the hand to industry.” Based in New York, Burks designs for international clients including B&B Italia, Cappellini, Missoni, Swarovski, Harry Winston, Ligne Roset as well as Roche Bobois. Presentation is free with Museum admission.

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Stephen Burks Man Made

Fri 14

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Professionals and members of the public will get a behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to rebrand a legendary organization: the up and downs, unseen designs and narratives, collaboration, and trust. Jane Golden and J2 Principals Alan Jacobson & Brian Jacobson will facilitate an engaging discussion with other members of the Mural Arts and J2 Design teams. Throughout the night, we’ll be asking for your artistic contributions so be prepared to flex your creative muscles.

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[SOLD OUT] Mural Arts & J2 Design | A First Look at a Fresh Look

Thu 13

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New Inside World: Light and Form explores how the cutting edge of interior design reflects, informs, and transforms our concept of the future and our lifestyle. There is no place where designed objects impact our lives greater, than in the home. This intimate relationship with products reveals much about our needs, our values, our desires, and our ambition. The works presented in this exhibition are the result of both a careful study of the past, and an intense gaze towards what is to come.

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New Inside World: Light and Form

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